During the course of any year in America, at best, fewer than twenty five people are actually murdered by someone with a gun who enters a school or church or business enterprise with the thought in mind of committing a shooting. The most horrible school murder occurred in the 1920s when a deranged man blew up a school. In other words, those who enter business establishments or schools or churches rarely have murder on their minds. Police in the town of Beavercreek, a suburb of Dayton, Ohio,k were given a pep talk about the importance of shooting first when encountering a possible perpetrator of shooting. The pep talk included a slide show of how deranged murderers killed innocent children in school. It was emphasized to police that getting off the first shot is the best way to avoid a mass murder. In other words, police were told to shift their mindset to one that will shoot first, and ask questions later.
Several days later, Sean Williams, a policeman, was told there was a shooter ready to kill people in a Walmart store. He rushed to the scene and saw John Crawford holding aloft a gun. Oh, Walmart SELLS GUNS. IN other words, those seeking to purchase a gun will ordinarily touch the gun or even lift the gun. Thousands do this every day in gun stores. But, officer Williams remembered the lesson and shot to death a customer, a black man named John Crawford. How about talk first as a policy??